Flower, heeng cultivation to be promoted in Chamba

Our Correspondent
Chamba, June 10

The aspirational Chamba district signed an MoU with the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in February this year to increase the income of farmers and orchardists.

Through a video conference, Deputy Commissioner DC Rana recently held discussions with IHBT Director Dr Sanjay Kumar.

“Initially, 300 kg of wild marigold flower seeds have been made available in the identified clusters of Bhattiyat subdivision in the district, which is being grown on 45 to 50 hectares,” he said.

He said for the production of lavender and German chamomile flowers, farmers of Bharmour, Tissa and Salooni regions had been identified under the ‘Mahek’ scheme and online training to officials was being imparted by the Agriculture Department to increase their yield.

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